The criteria employed by Smith, for the record, ranged from ‘a bed you can't leave’, ‘sumptuous décor, and ‘privacy’, to ‘attention to detail’, ‘an element of intrigue’, and ‘the X-factor’. The finalists included the no-brainer of the Standard High Line in New York, but also polar opposite Chewton Glen (where they have those tree houses).
Thinking about our own number 1, we’re having trouble narrowing it down; mostly because there are so many hotels we haven’t stayed at yet. Our pavilion at Amanpuri, with its private, shimmery midnight blue-tiled swimming pool ranks high on our list. Both the rooms and bathrooms at Upper House in Hong Kong are so sleek – and come with killer views – they make us want to move in and never leave again. If your credit card limit stretches to its hefty price tag, the penthouse at the Four Seasons George V in Paris comes with a pretty sexy infinity bathtub.
While we continue to mull this one over, we want to know what you think. What would be your pick for sexiest hotel room? What makes it deserving of that label? Is it on a tropical island with white sandy beaches and not a soul around? The latest designer city hotel? Or are you swayed by whatever room you - ahem - spent some particularly sexy time in? Tell us in the comments!
[Photo: JasonD, Corfu Suite Photos: Blakes Hotel]